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    Oh The Huge Manatee Lithuania's Avatar
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    im having a bad few weeks here

    at todays race the guy in front of me must have touched wheels so he went down and i instantly plowed into him and went over my bars

    i broke my right arm, messed up my left shoulder pretty good and have road rash all over my back.

    i hit my head again and cracked my helmet but i didnt black out or anything. i just have this huge bruise all over my head

    even though it was 100% not my fault its still embarrassing to crash out spectacularly like that.

    this more emotionally damaging and mentally frustrating then anything. the pain aint nothing compared to that

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    You'll survive man. Injuries can be a huge b*tch, I know. Between February of 06 and 07 I tore both ACLs, and had both of them fixed. You'll be off the bike for a while...but back on before you know it.

    Just get some good race DVDs, relax, and focus on the stuff you can effect today. You can't fix your arm, so that's pretty much out

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    Steve, sorry to hear! Hoping for a quick recovery for you.
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    the worst part is i can barely use the internet because both arms are basically out of commision

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    go to the gym and ride the sit-down bike..
    sorry to hear though.. take care
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    dude that really sucks, best of luck healing up.

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    Im so sorry to hear this..

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    Ouch. That sucks. I had a crash while I was in school that involved a spectacular 15 foot long (later measured for posterity) endo that ended with me putting my arms straight out in front of me when I hit the ground. I broke bones in both wrists and both elbows (technically, it was forearm bones within a few millimeters of each joint). This happened during the reading days just before exams. I had to take a couple of them- the essay ones- orally, but I managed to fill out the multiple choice ones OK. Recovery did take a while, and I remember being completely shocked by the pain in my wrists when I lifted the driver's door off of the hinges of my truck about a year later. I almost dropped the door!

    Get better...

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    Quicksilver? That sucks man. Get better soon, lemme know if you want to borrow any of my cycling DVD's.
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    damn truckin thats horrible

    i dont think i even took my hand off the bars so i dont know how i did it

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    Quote Originally Posted by riskus
    damn truckin thats horrible

    i dont think i even took my hand off the bars so i dont know how i did it
    I know how mine happened: I used to ride out from the back of my house in Georgetown and hop over a chain hung between two posts. Apparently that particular time I was going significantly faster than I usually did and didn't get the front wheel up in time The straight-armed impact was necessary because I was flying out into the street and there was a car coming. I could have tried to roll out of it, but I suspect the secondary injuries from getting run over by a Lexus SUV would have been worse than the broken bones...
    Last edited by truckin; 06-09-07 at 08:22 PM.

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    Wow Steve that is a serious crash. When body parts end up broken it is never good. Time to focus on healing.

    BTW hows the Bike?

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    Heal well, and soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg180
    BTW hows the Bike?
    i havent been up to checking out yet but i was told it looks good

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    Sorry to hear about your crash and broken bones. Heal fast.

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    Time on the trainer will acually help speed up recovery (increased blood flow). Be careful though

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    OUCH!! That sucks, dude.

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    Steve:

    That SUCKS after the car crash a few weeks ago. What a nightmare. You'll heal fast and be back on the bike sooner than you realize. Feel better, man....
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    I'm always sorry to hear bad news from good people. I thought it was a pretty impressive show of character riding after the car crash, I'm sure you'll come through this as well. Take advantage of the time off to enjoy all those things we sacrifice in order to ride, then come back and rip some legs off. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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    don't know what to type (for once).

    :hallmark: get well soon. really.

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    Holy *****, riskus! I go out for some drinks and come back to THIS??!!

    Glad you're OK, but so sorry about the arm. I'll be looking forward to you dragging my out-of-shape azz to some races this fall!
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    dude, heal fast.

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    Sorry to hear this; heal quickly.

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    Bummer dude, sorry to hear it. Get well soon.
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    From the Memorial Day BF Racer Ride thread-- Perhaps a prophecy?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    I think shaving the legs might cause some extreme hair imbalance with the beard and cause riskus to endo whenever he hits the brakes.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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